Men's Volleyball Upended In Hard Fought Match

Men's Volleyball Upended In Hard Fought Match

THE BASICS

Records: Emerson College (10-131, 2-9 GNAC); Regis (Mass.) Pride (10-13, 3-9 GNAC)

Score:  Regis (Mass.) 3, Emerson 2

Location: Weston, Mass. (Higgings Court)

Date: Tuesday, April 2nd 2019

The Lead:  The Emerson men's Volleyball Team fell to the Regis (Mass.) Pride on Thursday night, in a match where senior Mark Pioorkowski (Montclair, N.J.) earned the 1000th kill of his career.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • Piorkowski paced all players on the court with 23 kills, adding 13 digs, two service aces and one block. Piorkowski now has 1017 career kills.
  • Win Kittivatcharapong (Bangkok, Thailand) added 18 kills with 7 digs for the Lions.
  • Three players hit double-digit kills for the Pride, with Matt Ferrara leading all Regis players with 18.
  • Lucas Raagas (Cambridge, Mass.)  led all players with 38 assists for the Lions while Sebastian Valdes had 29 for the Pride. 

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The Lions fell in the first set, with both teams trading points.  Regis took four of the first five points, with the Lions coming back.
  • After a kill by Sam WIllinger (Golden Beach, Fla.) put the Lions down four at 22-18, Regis took the next three points to take the set 25-18.
  • The second set was much closer, with both teams keeping the other from creating a big lead.  The Lions jumped out to a four point lead on an attack error by Regis at 16-12.
  • After the Pride came back and tied the score at 23 a piece, a pair of kills by Mark Piorkowski gave Emerson the victory, and Piorkowski has 1000th kill.
  • The third set started the same way, with both teams staying close at the start.  Emerson opened up a five point lead on a Willinger kill at 15-10, before Regis came back and knotted the score at 15.
  • After the score was tied Emerson took a two point lead, and did not let Regis take the lead back, taking the third set 25-23 on a Piorkowski kill. 
  • In the fourth set, Emerson and Regis went back and forth with no team taking a big lead.  The Lions ended up falling in extra points, 28-26, taking the match to a fifth set.
  • The shortened fifth set had the Linos lose by two, 15-13, and fall in the match 3-2.

UP NEXT

  • Emerson will get back in actin on Thursday night, when they close up the regular season at Brown & Plofker Gym in a GNAC matchup against Johnson & Wales.